Rebecca Reifel Joins the Davis Phinney Foundation as Events and Development Manager for Team DPF
March 12, 2020
Boulder, CO – The Davis Phinney Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Reifel as its new events and development manager. Based at the Foundation’s offices in Boulder, Colorado, Rebecca will manage Team DPF cycling, running, walking and community driven events around the country.
Founded by Olympic Bronze medalist, 7-Eleven Team Leader and two-time Tour de France stage winner, Davis Phinney, the Foundation pursues quality of life research, and provides essential information, practical tools and inspiration to help people living with Parkinson’s live well today.
“We’re thrilled to have Rebecca join the team at the Davis Phinney Foundation. She brings great experience from her work on numerous events, as well as in public relations and educational advancement,” said Rich Cook, Director of Development of the Davis Phinney Foundation. “Her passion for all types of athletic endeavors and community driven events will help us scale our programs and research, serving the millions of people affected by Parkinson’s in the U.S. and around the world.”
In her new role, Rebecca will work closely with the Foundation’s grassroots, peer-to-peer fundraisers and sponsors who participate in events to raise money and awareness to support research and education to help people with Parkinson’s live well today.
Rebecca said, “The Davis Phinney Foundation and Team DPF are staples in the Parkinson’s community. As an avid cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast with a personal connection to Parkinson’s, this is a once in lifetime opportunity to merge my passions with my professional expertise. I’m encouraged everyday by the strength and motivation of our Team DPF fundraisers, and I’m very excited to work hard to support such an impactful cause.”
Rebecca has nearly 15 years of experience in non-profit event planning, volunteer management and development, working for organizations such as the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, University of Colorado Boulder, and Johnson & Wales University.
She sits on the board of the Denver Women’s Hockey League as director of PR and marketing, and has previously worked on events and volunteer management efforts with United Way of Central New York and Skate for Joy in Providence, RI.
About the Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded by Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney in 2004 to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The organization’s focus is to provide innovative early stage research, programs and resources that offer inspiration, information and tools that enable people living with Parkinson’s to take action that can immediately improve their quality of life. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease in the world and affects over 1 million people in the U.S. and 10 million worldwide. The Foundation’s work impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals and families each year.
About Team DPF
Team DPF is a 3000 strong, grassroots fundraising community that supports the Davis Phinney Foundation through participation in a wide range of athletic and community-based events. With a focus on fun, personal empowerment and fundraising for Parkinson’s quality of life research and education, Team DPF welcomes all ages and abilities. With roots in cycling, Team DPF also extends to runners, climbers, swimmers, hikers, community events and more. Team DPF is supported by: Primal, Alt Red, SCRATCH Labs, BOCO Gear, Altra Running, The Sufferfest, Baker Insurance and Boulder Neurological and Spine Associates. Visit dpf.org to learn more.